02/01/20 PB | 978 0 571 35664 5 | 224pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35775 8 | £4.99 World All Languages
Tamworth Pig Stories
Gene Kemp and Carolyn Dinan ‘The mixture of fantasy (talking animals and toys) and recognisably real people, places and events, all seasoned with humour, proved difficult to resist.’ Books for Keeps One of our hand-picked classics that no home should be without, about a clever pig fighting for his rights. Features two classic tales about Tamworth, the kind-hearted and very wise pig with a flair for publicity, and his human friends – The Prime of Tamworth Pig and Tamworth Pig Saves the Trees. In these tales Tamworth, Thomas and Blossom campaign to ‘Save The Trees’ and ‘Grow More Grub and Eat Less Meat’. Carolyn Dinan’s classic interior illustrations complement Gene Kemp’s timeless adventures. With a delightful cover by Helen Shoesmith.
GENE KEMP is best known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children’s Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lived in Devon and died in 2015.
CLASSICS The Happy Prince and Other Tales
High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince . . . This much-loved classic story collection contains five tales to delight young readers: ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘The Devoted Friend’ and ‘The Remarkable Rocket’.
Created in partnership with Liberty of London whose patterned, print and floral fabrics are world famous. An original package that will be coveted by artistic shoppers and book lovers everywhere.
07/11/19 PB | 978 0 571 35584 6 | 208pp | £7.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35585 3 World All Languages
A Christmas Carol
‘Bah,’ said Scrooge, ‘Humbug.’ A seasonal classic, teaching young readers, through Christmas past, present and future, that kindness and generosity to others can lead to one’s own happiness.
07/11/19 PB | 978 0 571 35586 0 | 176pp | £6.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35587 7 World All Languages
Faber Children’s is proud to present a new glorious gift edition of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man, widely regarded as one of the greatest modern fairy tales. ‘The Iron Man is like no other story in the world, and fifty years after its publication, we need it as much as ever.’ PH I L I P P U L L M A N
This new interpretation by Chris Mould, one of the most highly respected artists working in children’s books today, brings The Iron Man alive in a thrilling new way. Young readers will be entranced and excited by the energy and variety of Chris’s illustrations, and adult fans will be astonished by the invention he brings to the new edition. A gorgeous edition to build a new generation of fans for Ted Hughes’ wonderful classic story.
TED HUGHES is widely considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was born in Yorkshire in 1930, and was Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998. Hughes co-founded the Children’s Laureateship with Michael Morpurgo and in 1977 was awarded an OBE for services to Literature. His most widely read classic children’s story The Iron Man, has been adapted for both stage and screen, and is cited as one of the greatest children’s books of all time.
CHRIS MOULD is an awardwinning illustrator. He has illustrated the gamut from picture books and young fiction, to theatre posters and satirical cartoons for national newspapers. As well as writing his own fiction, he has teamed up with author Matt Haig for the bestselling A Boy Called Christmas, A Girl Called Christmas and Father Christmas and Me. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, has two grown-up daughters, and when he’s not drawing and writing, you’ll find him . . . actually, he’s never not drawing or writing.
THE IRON MAN | Ted Hughes and Chris Mould 01/08/19 HB | 978 0 571 34886 2 | 144pp | £16.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34888 6 World ex USA
YA Because their story didn’t end at the right time, in the right place, because they let their feelings go to waste, it was written, I think, that Eugene and Tatiana would find each other ten years later, one morning in winter, under terra firma on the Meteor, Line 14 (magenta) of the Paris metro.
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Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love. If things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other. If it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet once more in Paris. Powerful, feisty, intelligent, set in a Parisian’s version of Paris, this is
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CLEMENTINE BEAUVAIS writes for both the UK and French market. Her books written in English include the Sesame Seade series and The Royal Babysitters and her bestselling French book, The Three Piglettes. She is an award-winning author in France and In Paris with You (French title Songe a la Douceur) has been in the bestseller charts since it was published, selling 30,000 copies
an extraordinary love story, exquisitely written and one that you’ll actually believe! in the first three months, and reprinting three times in the first two. Clementine lives and works in York, UK. SAM TAYLOR (translator) is a novelist, literary translator and journalist. He lives in the United States. From Sam: ‘I’ve translated more than 20 novels, many of them prize winners and bestsellers, but I’ve never been more passionate
about a book than I am about In Paris with You!’
In Paris with You | Clementine Beauvais 05/07/18 HB | 978 0 571 33971 6 | 256pp | £9.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33973 0 World ex USA and Canada
Celebrating 50 years of The Iron Man and 25 years of The Iron Woman
‘The Iron Man is like no other story in the world, and fifty years after its first publication, we need it as much as ever.’ PHILIP PULLMAN
In this anniversary year, Ted’s extraordinary backlist will be refreshed and represented to a host of new young readers. Including a brand new edition of How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World. TED HUGHES (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World 04/10/18 PB | 978 0 571 34511 3 | 336pp | £12.99 World All Languages luxury hardback edition
T. S. ELIOT’S
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical stage adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is coming to cinemas globally in December 2019.
Set to be the family Christmas hit of 2019, CATS has an all star cast including TAYLOR SWIFT (Bombalurina), IDRIS ELBA (Macavity), IAN MCKELLEN (Gus The Theatre Cat), JUDI DENCH (Deuteronomy), JAMES CORDEN (Bustopher Jones), JENNIFER HUDSON (Grizabella), REBEL WILSON (Jennyanydots) and JASON DERULO (Rum Tum Tugger).
We are publishing tie-in books which will be perfect stocking fillers for film fans and will introduce some of them to T. S. Eliot’s poems for the first time. They will be publishing this Autumn with details to be confirmed. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
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We are publishing tie-in books which will be perfect stocking fillers for film fans and will introduce some of them to T. S. Eliotâ€™s poems for the first time. They will be publishing this Autumn with details to be confirmed. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
POETRY A great book for every stage of life Because every child deserves great books 06/09/18 HB | 978 0 571 33409 4 | 64pp | £12.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 34620 2 World All Languages
Because there are books no home should be without Because these are the books that will inspire young minds
CHRISTOPHER REID is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award). From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where he worked with Ted Hughes on such books as Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters and later edited Letters of Ted Hughes (2007). He is now a freelance writer and lives in London. ELLIOT ELAM is a self-trained illustrator living in Walthamstow. Over the years he has illustrated for all sorts of publications, including the BBC, Channel 4, the Big Issue, the Guardian, Penguin Books and Victoria University Press. Elliot has also built theatre sets and painted scenery and carnival floats at Disneyland. He illustrated the cover for Six Bad Poets, also by Christopher Reid.
Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs Christopher Reid and Elliot Elam I’ve rounded up a rowdy assembly Of my own Consequential Dogs As counterparts to Eliot’s mogs. Mine are a rough and ready bunch: You wouldn’t take them out to lunch . . . But if they strike you as friendly, funny, Full of bounce and fond of a romp, Forgetful of poetic pomp, I trust you’ll take them as you find them And, at the very least, not mind them. T. S. Eliot’s best-selling collection of practical cat poems is one of the most successful poetry collections of all time. Now, for the first time in Faber history, a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs is as witty, varied and ingenious as Eliot’s cats.
Faber & Faber has published children’s books since 1929. Some of our very first publications included Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, starring the now world-famous Macavity, and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Our catalogue at the time said that: ‘it is by reading such books that children learn the difference between the shoddy and the genuine’. We still believe in the power of reading to transform children’s lives.
05/03/20 PB | 978 0 571 35825 0 | 576pp | £7.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 35826 7 | £4.99 World All Languages
Lady Audley’s Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Part of our collection of Young Adult Classics, a sensationalist story involving bigamy, arson and murder. Women are never lazy. They don’t know what it is to be quiet. They are Semiramides, and Cleopatras, and Joan of Arcs, Queen Elizabeths, and Catharine the Seconds . . . To call them the weaker sex is to utter a hideous mockery. They are the stronger sex, the nosier, the more persevering, the most self-assertive sex. The beautiful and innocent-seeming Lady Audley is uncovered in this stunning novel that combines a crime thriller with historical drama to create an unputdownable tale that has been perennially popular since its publication in 1862. MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON (1835–1915) has been called the ‘Queen of Sensation’ for her exceedingly popular novels, including Lady Audley’s Secret. She also wrote plays; contributed essays, short stories and poems to Punch and The World; and edited two literary magazines, Temple Bar and Belgravia
✶ Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Part of our new collection of Young Adult Classics, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular books of all time. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Mrs Bennet is determined her five daughters will marry men of fortune, so when handsome Bingley and his haughty friend Darcy come to stay in the area, parties and the hope of romance fill the air! But spirited Elizabeth Bennet has a mind of her own – and will not be swayed by good looks or money, to the consternation of both her mother . . . and Mr Darcy! This classic novel, full of wit, humour and romance gets a whole new look with a gorgeous cover by Emily Sutton.
01/03/18 PB | 978 0 571 33701 9 | 464pp | £7.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33702 6 World All Languages
JANE AUSTEN was born in 1775. She is known for her six major novels, which focus on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her wit and elegant writing has made her novels true classics.
Tess of the D’Urbevilles Thomas Hardy Part of our new collection of Young Adult Classics, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, is a classic story of sweeping romance, tragedy and adventure. When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the neighbouring wealthy D’Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome ‘cousin’ Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall? With a beautiful cover by David Dean. 01/03/18 PB | 978 0 571 33703 3 | 576pp | £7.99 Ebook | 978 0 571 33704 0 World All Languages
THOMAS HARDY was born in Dorset in 1840. He is one of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history.
A great book for every stage of life Because every child deserves great books Because there are books no home should be without Because these are the books that will inspire young minds Faber & Faber has published children’s books since 1929. Some of our very first publications included Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, starring the now world-famous Macavity, and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Our catalogue at the time said that: ‘it is by reading such books that children learn the difference between the shoddy and the genuine’. We still believe in the power of reading to transform children’s lives.